Luke Yokota – Committed Young Man
NAME: Luke Yokota
LOCATION: Gold Coast Australia
Nursing student and business owner
I had a blessed childhood. Growing up I didn’t have the imposition on me to be anything, rather I had the freedom to be who I was. This isn’t saying that I was allowed to run free and radical, there were still rules and they were implemented when necessary. My parents separated when I was young, around 6 years of age, and ever since then I have lived predominantly with my mother.
For much of my childhood it has always been myself and my mum in a house together with lots of support from my Nana. My Nana took on a great responsibility to fill the necessary parenting role that at the time my father couldn’t provide. My childhood was a truly happy one, I am reminded by family members that I was always smiling and there would be something wrong if I wasn’t smiling. I didn’t need to be crying for them to know that I wasn’t ok. Mum also reminds me that when I was really little she always loved coming home and seeing me so excited to see her walk through the door. I was bubbly warm and a very sweet child.
When I was 10 I began helping my grandmother at the markets. This included selling juice and smoothies, which really got me learning at a young age to be responsible, independent, and built my confidence. In later years I managed and purchased the business and still continue to work at the markets. The business now employs me, and 2 other people.
Through this at age 14 I was introduced to Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine. I started attending courses and workshops and I loved every moment of it and I continued to attend during my entire high school career. I truly feel from the support of Universal Medicine, Chris James and others, that they supported me to be the amazing young man I am today.
I’m currently studying and soon to graduate with a bachelor of Registered Nursing at University and bring every bit of my exquisiteness to the profession. I intend to bring my flavour to nursing, which includes healing physical ailments while also deeply caring for the person. My passion is strong and there is little doubt my actions will have an impact in the world.
Ever since I was young I’ve had a sincere care and dedication to people so it was only natural I became a nurse. Of course I’m not restricted to just being a nurse where my skills and talents are very diverse but
I truly have loved my study to become qualified as a nurse and I know that this is the profession for me. Honestly I’ve enjoyed every nook and cranny of nursing, even paper work believe it or not. Because even the paper work can reflect the level of care I am providing. But most of all it has to be the people.
I love getting to know people and listening to their stories. Especially as a young adult it is great to get an appreciation for the older generation in our society. They honestly have so much to share. I love connecting the dots to how and why a person is experiencing a certain condition, which gives me the best opportunity to support them. This includes having a solid understanding of anatomy and physiology, it is absolutely fascinating.
I was motivated to choose the profession because I knew of the pickle that the modern health care system is in. I deeply felt that I have a role to play in being a competent; quick thinking individual that has much to give back to the community. You may ask why stop at a nurse if you really wanted to help people why not be a Doctor? The reason is because I believe if there is going to be change it is going to be through the nursing profession as this is the profession that spends the majority of the time with patients on an individual level. Also nursing makes up the largest proportion of the staff in the health care system. If there was a reform in nursing care the entire health care system could only follow.
I had a lovely experience with an elderly patient while on a nursing work experience placement. Everyone was saying how she was rude, abrupt and very confrontational. She was always asking to leave and go home and see her dog. Although she was tough towards the staff she was also misunderstood. This was an amazing learning for me to take the time to connect and see how much this can affect someone’s overall care within the health system. From this simple connection with adequate time given to talk and listen she became a lot more at ease at being within a hospital bed as she was very lonely and was missing the comforts of home. This was done with no medications, assessments or treatment plans, just simple heart felt conversations. This did wonders and was a very inspiring event for me to see how medication and treatments are only a part of health care. After this conversation this elderly patient changed. Her manner and feelings towards being in the hospital and speaking with the staff became less stressful for her and everyone. With this she was able to accept her situation more.
Through all these experiences I know
I am exactly where I need to be.